Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales - Grants Programme

Aims/priorities: The grants programme offers long-term funding, including core costs and tailored development support to small and medium-sized charities that have a track record of working to help people overcome the following Complex Social issues:

  • Addiction and dependency on alcohol, drugs and/or gambling
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Care leavers
  • Domestic and sexual abuse
  • Homeless and vulnerably housed
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Offending, prison or community service
  • Sexual exploitation
  • Trafficking and modern slavery
  • Young parents

A full explanation of each social issue can be found in the guidelines which are published on the Foundation's website.

The Foundation has introduced regional priorities to ensure that its portfolio of grants is equitably distributed across the 11 complex social issues and the regions in England and Wales.

The size of grant a charity can apply for, or whether they can apply at all at the moment, depends on Local Authority and the complex social issue the charity’s work is addressing.

Funding is available for core organisational costs which are related to the day to day running of the charity. Consideration will only be given to requests for core costs where over 50% of the charity's work and expenditure meets the Foundation's criteria. Funding is also available for costs associated with the direct delivery of the charity's work.

The funding is for organisations supporting people (17 years and older) who are experiencing complex social issues resulting in a significant impact on their lives. Applicants need to demonstrate their work is ‘highly impactful’ and possess the following characteristics:

  • In-depth
  • Holistic and person-centred
  • Targeted
  • Supporting a journey of change
  • An appetite for development.

Who can apply? Charities and charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) that are registered with the Charity Commission and operate mainly in England and Wales are eligible to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must have:

  • A registered charity number (this can be a CIO).
  • An annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million in the last set of accounts published on the Charity Commission website.
  • Its own bank account.
  • A track record of working with people aged 17 or older, who are facing complex issues as listed by the Foundation. The only exception is charities working with young parents.
  • Been delivering services for more than a year in England and/or Wales.
  • Free reserves of less than 12 months.
  • A Board of at least three unrelated Trustees.
  • A safeguarding policy in place.
  • One of the Foundation's regional priorities at the time of submitting the application.

Grant amount: Unrestricted grants of £50,000

Application process: The first step in the application process is to read the eligibility criteria and then complete the short eligibility checker, both of which are available on the Foundation's website.

Deadline: 29 July 2022, 5pm

Contact information: Tel 0370 411 1223, Email enquiries@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

Website address: www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

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